Ten Vietnamese Athletes Heading to Japan for World Swimming Championship

The Vietnamese National Swimming Team has embarked on a journey to Japan to partake in the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka. Announced by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's General Department of Sports and Physical Training, ten swimmers will represent the nation at the international tournament.

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Ten Vietnamese Swimmers to compete at World Championship in Japan
The Vietnamese team reached Japan for the competition.

The Vietnamese swimming team currently has 11 qualified athletes to participate in the tournament, including Nguyen Huy Hoang, Pham Thanh Bao, Tran Hung Nguyen, Hoang Quy Phuoc, Nguyen Huu Kim Son, Nguyen Quang Thuan, Mai Tran Tuan Anh, Ho Nguyen Duy Khoa, Do Ngoc Vinh, Luong Jeremie Loic Nino, and Vo Thi My Tien.

However, Vietnam’s top swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang will not be attending the event as he is in specialized training in Hungary to prepare for ASIAD 19 in Hangzhou (China) in September of this year.

All the athletes have met the criteria to qualify for the World Championships in Japan according to the regulations of the International Swimming Federation (FINA).

Ten Vietnamese Swimmers to compete at World Championship in Japan
Swimmer Nguyen Quang Thuan.

The tournament is considered a significant test for young talented swimmers such as Nguyen Quang Thuan, Mai Tran Tuan Anh, Ho Nguyen Duy Khoa, Do Ngoc Vinh, Luong Jeremie Loic Nino, along with familiar names like Pham Thanh Bao, Tran Hung Nguyen, Hoang Quy Phuoc, and Kim Son.

The World Aquatics Championships, the 20th edition of its kind, is taking place in Fukuoka, Japan from July 14 to 30.

A total of 75 medal events will be held across six disciplines. The program returns to the traditional schedule with artistic swimming, diving, open water swimming, and water polo all competing in the first week while swimming and high diving get underway the following week.

Amy Mai Nguyen